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Delta: Stop piling up unnecessary pressure on Gov Oborewori – political aide tells Urhobo




By Peters Monday, Abuja

A political appointee to the Governor of Delta State, Mr Billy Egbe, has criticised the Urhobo nation for piling up unnecessary pressure on the Governor of Delta State, Elder Sheriff Oborevwori, adding that the Governor is not only for Urhobo people, despite he hailed from Urhobo.

It would be recalled that some Urhobo leaders and stakeholders had considered the governor who is their kinsman to have failed them, citing the Okuama incident and other similar happenings in their territories to back their claims.

The governor’s kinsmen believed that his attitude had been one of nonchalance and cowardice as regards his response to issues concerning Urhobo people.

However, Egbe, who defended his boss via a Facebook post on Monday, wrote: “For eight years that His Excellency Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa was Governor, we hardly saw people from Delta North coming to social media all the time to make irritating posts and comments to the effect that the Governor should pay attention to only his senatorial district and forget about other parts of the state just because it was the turn of Delta North.”

The further reads: “Sheriff Oborevwori is the Governor of Delta State and not the Governor of Urhobo people.

“We have to be careful not to pitch him against other senatorial districts, especially Delta North senatorial district with some of the infantile and ethnocentric comments some of us the Urhobos make online. Nor be only una dey social media.”

He stated further, “if Governor Sheriff has to empower people, let him do that in his own wisdom and through God’s guidance and not through social media blackmail of “It is Urhobo turn”.

Again, he said: “It is Urhobo turn and una nor gree give him a majority vote.”

He noted that “if not for the votes from Delta North and South, APC would have won the election.”

“Allow the Sheriff to be Governor of Delta State please,” he added.